256 - Volkswagen 1200 in East African Safari trim


Corgi’s first modelling of the iconic Beetle pulled out all the stops. Presented in deluxe packaging, complete with a plastic rhino charging the hapless rally car, the model went on to sell in numbers in excess of 760,000. Packed with features, it was given both an opening boot and bonnet, each lifting to reveal some impressive diecast detailing. Best of all, the model could be steered via a spare wheel mounted on the roof.

The look was completed by East African Rally stickers and decals. Launched in 1965, the model stayed in the Corgi range until 1968.Two years later, Corgi used the same casting for a police version (Corgi 492), which cleverly used the spare wheel’s hole in the roof for an emergency light.

Size: Length: 93mm Width: 40mm Height: 35mm

Scale: 1:44

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Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
Loose wheel

Compared with my dented 1965 original model the chinese replica could be better. First I found a loose wheel and the left frontaxle while opening the could. Second the direction plate is rubbing on the wheel, the original doesn't. But the fix was easy for the grease monkey I am ;-).
All in all a good piece to renew old memories. Shipping and packaging from corgi were excellent. Thank you, dear corgi team!

Peter-John Balzereit


Gian Luca Martinelli
Volkswagen 1200 safari Corgi Toys

Hi the parcel has arrived,beautiful model,
thanks a lot for fast shipping and the quality of your item ,it has been pleasure to business with you,when there will be an opportunity I,ll definitely buy other items.
Best Regards
Gian Luca

Yannick JARRY
Objet conforme a mes attentes

J'ai commandé 3 models dont la VW Coccinelle 1200 East Safari. Cette miniature présente une belle finition et est conforme à ce que je pouvais en attendre. Je ne peux la comparer à un model original que je ne possède pas. Mon seul regret est de constater que les miniatures sont toutes fabriquées en Chine. C'est un peu difficile à admettre quand ont est fan de Corgi made in England.

Meurtin Pascal
Superbe reproduction

Je pense qu’il n’y a aucun reproche à faire sur cette reproduction, tout est bien conforme à l’originale, avec la belle boîte-display pour la mettre en valeur!

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